Head of Growing the Game
Debra was appointed in 2011 as North Wales Regional Manager and implemented the new Regional Structure and partnership development. She has recently been appointed as Head of Growing the Game.
Debra has had an active role in hockey playing, volunteering and coaching for over 20 years. Now with a National focus, she will be working with and supporting Hockey Wales' volunteers, clubs and partners to grow the game across Wales.
Dan is one of the newest members to the Hockey Wales team joining us from Welsh Rugby League in 2013. Leading developments across Tiers 2-4 working closely with the different performance squads and managers and ensuring the 360° Hockey Centres are embedded as a strong start to developing our future talent. Dan’s remit is to ensure they have everything they need to compete at the highest level possible.
Team - Sport
Email - email@example.com
Phone - 02920334980
Fern joins the Hockey Wales team midway through her studies for an MSc in Sports Coaching & Performance, her background is working with the National Age Group squads at the FAW Trust. She will work closely with the Head of Performance in developing a high performance environment for tier 4 national squads. Fern will work focus on providing consistent 360 Hockey Centres across Wales that nurture and develop our future athletes.
Richard has been with the organisation now for over 3 years. Richard started his sports development career in Newport, where, after 12 years he was appointed Sports Development Manager. Following on from this he spent 10 months with Sport Wales as a Senior Sports Development Officer. Richard has a passion for a range of sports with his main pursuit outside of work being tennis. He has competed at County level and continues to coach tennis at his local club.
In his 3 years at Hockey Wales Richard has been instrumental in developing 6 regional PODs and the South Wales Regional Hockey Board. Richard has also led the organisation through the Preliminary level of the Equality Standard for Sport and insport ribbon. Richard has developed and implemented a number of club development programmes including CLUB LIFE, the National Club Open Weekend and #Hocktober.
Amanda comes back to Hockey Wales after spending time working with Cardiff County Council in the Sports Development department. Starting her career as a Hockey Development Officer before going on the become Workforce Manager, Amand now takes on the roles of Club Development Officer for the South West.
Club Development Officer (North Wales)
Tom joins Hockey Wales after serving as Vice President at Chester Students’ Union for 2 years. After operating in the specialised area of student sport he is now bringing his knowledge and ideas to Welsh Hockey. Tom currently plays for Lymm Hockey Club in North West Division 1 and is a Level 1 Umpire alongside coaching at the University of Chester. Operating across the region of North Wales, Tom will be responsible for supporting clubs to increase membership, develop community links and more importantly work together for the benefit of Hockey.
Chris Brewer is the longest serving member of Hockey Wales. He has been involved in the organisation since July 2000 but has been involved with Hockey in Wales since his school days. During work hours Chris is involved in managing the day to day running of the organisation, finances as well as being involved in competitions. Outside of work, Chris can be found running around in a yellow polo shirt with a whistle or behind a technical officials desk at events in Wales, the UK and abroad.
Jane has been working for Hockey Wales for the last three years, but has been a Hockey Volunteer for a lot longer. Jane's volunteering roles include the South Region Women's Competitions Group, Treasurer of South Wales Youth Hockey and Treasurer and Trustee of Friends of Welsh Hockey.
Team - Corporate
Phone - 029-2033-4993
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phil joined Hockey Wales in August 2014 as North Wales Business Support Officer and moved roles in April 2015 to Workforce Officer. Phil has a sporting background playing a high level of football, before concentrating on volleyball, where he represented his country and competed in the National League for over 25 years. Phill has a good understanding of workforce, having coached for over 20 years and holds his FIVB Level 2 International License. He has coached at Junior National Squad level, and was also Head Coach for the Welsh Ladies National Team.
Phil's previous career was in Sport and Exercise Coaching, where he specialised as an Exercise Therapist in 1999. He is a qualified Kinesio Tape Instructor, Practitioner and Tutor and maintains his CPD in this area. His hobbies still involve sport and he plays squash and racketball in the North West Counties Leagues, Veterans Cricket and Local League Volleyball.
Communications and Events Officer
Team - Corporate
Phone - 029-2033-4983
Mobile - 07837 448963
Rebecca joins Hockey Wales with a breadth of experience across commuications, marketing and events in elite sport. Through her previous roles at a sports agency and brand, she has worked with a number of national governing bodies, including Team GB as an Olympic Games press officer. Her passion for promoting sport comes from her belief in sport for a powerful vehicle for transforming lives, stemming fro her own involvement in competitive sport as a national level swimmer and having specialised in sociology and media in sport at Loughborough University.